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How to Avoid Underarm Smell in Women?

Underarm odor is a very common problem faced not only by men but women also. Sweating is the normal body response to our daily activity. Underarm odor occurs as sweat produced by the apocrine glands mixes with bacteria on the skin. Apocrine glands are sweat gland that usually found in underarm and genital areas of the body. The secretion of apocrine gland is actually odorless but when the bacteria in the surface of the skin use the proteins and fats as source of nutrients for their growth, it develops a musky unpleasant odor. Poor hygiene can worsen the situation. There are other reasons also why underarms smell like kidney problems, gastrointestinal problems, liver problems and food intake.  Even if you have a bad body odor, you should know how to manage it.




  • Take regular baths. You can take bath in warm water with a bit of lemon juice in it.
  • Use a scrub to exfoliate the skin under your arms.
  • Clear off all the hair from the armpit area
  • Use deodorants or antiperspirant. Antibacterial deodorants are also available
  • Clean your cloths daily especially if you sweat heavily
  • Do not eat preservative food stuffs. Eat fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Cut down on food that cause sweat to smell bad like cabbage, onion, garlic and spicy food
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Use cotton clothing
  • Clean your armpit hair with a razor or wax them regularly. You can also trim the hair since overgrown hair hinders thorough cleansing and drying of the skin underneath.
  • Dry your underarm and apply a small amount of baking soda. This will help in killing the bacteria that causes bad odor.
  • You can also rub strawberries on the arm pit to reduce the bad odor.
  • Wash your underarm thoroughly and rub the juice of the turnip.